About Us

It was early in 2010 when a few of us, like-minded twenty-something Indians, came together and conceptualised of CriticalTwenties as a space where we could freely express our views, face criticism and engage in both serious debate and light-hearted banter on issues that matter to us. 18 months, 475 posts and over 2 lakh unique hits later, today we are delighted that CriticalTwenties is an even more buzzing space- new authors, new issues for discussion, combined with the site’s raison d’être of hard-hitting opinions on an increasingly eclectic selection of contemporary topics ranging from Anna Hazare to Silk Smitha, the Chief Justice of India to Virat Kohli.

None of this of course would have been possible without your support and patronage, dear reader. As a way of saying thank you and to capture the increasing diversity of topics that contributors are writing on, we decided to give the site a makeover. A fresh look that marries the swagger of our writing styles with the seriousness of our arguments. A look that allows more interaction with you and easier sharing on social networks.  And  a look that ensures continuity but substitutes the rigour of our previous avatar with a free-flowing spirit that has increasingly become our calling card.

As you would well have realised, our site has always been run on an entirely non-commercial basis. We write, not because we have editorial deadlines to meet or revenue targets to hit, but simply because we love to write. In order to help us stay this way, we would really appreciate it if you could spread the word about the site, and individual posts that you may like, far and wide through your social networks. A little help from you will mean a lot for us.

Thank you once again for your love and support over the last 18 months. CriticalTwenties, a fledgling in August 2010, has now got wings to fly.  We hope you continue to enjoy reading what we have to offer, and allow us to fly high to heights where nothing lies beyond.

Arghya Sengupta

Founder, CriticalTwenties

February 2012

Authors:

Rohit Naimpally

Neha Sinha

Anirudh Krishnan

Natasha Malpani

Shantanu Naravane

Animesh Sharma

Alok P.

Eesvan Krishnan

Suhrith Parthasarthy

Shayak Barman

Arghya Sengupta

Anirudh Wadhwa

Ruchira Sen

T. Prashant Reddy

Sanhita Ambast

Anish Vanaik

Prasan Dhar

Varun Hallikeri

Anisha Sharma

Subramanian Natarajan

Shivprasad Swaminathan

Suhas Baliga

V. Niranjan

Mihir Naniwadekar

Krishnaprasad K.V.

Mukul Sharma

Satyajit Sarna

Arjun Puri

Sidharth Chauhan

Vipul Naik

Raghu Mahajan

Abhilash Mishra

Sumeet Khullar

Ashutosh Jogalekar

Akshat Rathi

Aditya Singh

Ankan Kazi

Gautam Bhatia

Sarika Raichur